Report: Cardiff scout £25m Emiliano Sala with Everton also in attendance

Neil Warnock, Manager of Cardiff City reacts during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Cardiff City and Real Betis at Cardiff City Stadium on August 4, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.

Five Premier League clubs - Cardiff City, Everton, West Ham United, Burnley and Leicester City - all reportedly watched Sala in action for Nantes in midweek.

Neil Warnock, Manager of Cardiff City celebrates following his sides victory in the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Brighton & Hove Albion at the Cardiff City Stadium on...

The fact that Callum Paterson, a converted full-back, has been leading the line for Cardiff City in recent weeks means it is fairly obvious where Neil Warnock needs to strengthen heading into the January transfer window.

The Bluebirds have netted just 14 times in 15 games since their Premier League return. But, with their top flight status on the line, will Cardiff take the plunge and shatter their transfer record midway through the season?

 

According to the Mail, Warnock and assistant Kevin Blackwell were in attendance as the prolific Nantes striker Emiliano Sala took his tally to 13 Ligue 1 goals for the campaign in Wednesday’s 3-2 win against Marseille.

Nantes' Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Nantes (FC) and Guingamp (EAG), on November 4, 2018, at the La...

Sala is a man in demand right now and the 6ft 3ins target man looks a perfect fit for a direct Cardiff side who thrive on set-pieces. But the Mail adds that Nantes would demand £25 million for the Argentine.

Cardiff’s current record signing is Chilean ankle-biter Gary Medel; an £11 million addition from Sevilla in 2013.

The report adds that Burnley, Everton, Leicester and West Ham all sent scouts to watch Sala in action this week.

Nantes' Argentine forward Emiliano Sala (L) vies for the ball with Marseille's Portuguese defender Rolando (R) during the French L1 football match between FC Nantes and Olympique de...

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